The Government has announced a four-week lockdown in England, starting today. During lockdown, there will be no public worship. However, St Cuthbert’s Church will be open for private prayer this week, at the following times:
Saturday 7th November 9.30-10.30am.
Tuesday 10th November 12 noon – 1.00pm
Thursday 12th November 5.00-6.00pm
Saturday 14th November 10.00-11.00am
Morning Prayer of the Church will be celebrated on Zoom, Monday-Friday at 8.00am.
Virtual Parish Coffee Morning: Saturday at 10.30am.
Online Sunday Gospel Reflection: Sunday at 11.00am.
For details of how to take part in these online events, and for information about the opening of the church for private prayer, see the ‘St Cuthbert’s Parish Community’ Facebook page, or email Fr Andrew on firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to begin the live streaming of Masses from St Cuthbert’s soon, but in the meantime, you can find a list of churches in our diocese which are live streaming here.
During this new lockdown, it’s important that we all keep in touch and look out for one another. If you are in need of any practical help, eg with grocery shopping or collecting prescriptions, or if you just want to chat, please contact Fr Andrew on the email address above, or on 0191 384 3442. Or if you know of someone else who might need contact or support, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Parish bulletins and Catholic newspapers will be available for collection in a box outside the church door. Please pick up a copy of the bulletin and put it through the letterbox of a friend or neighbour who might not be able to get out.
You can read a statement from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on the new lockdown here.